entering GedMatch ID number

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I am a newbie so check this out for accuracy but I was having a difficult time entering my GedMatch ID number.

Reading the help suggestion and following the directions I still could not get it to register.

Finally realizing other "ID" numbers looked like the Kit numbers so I tried putting in the Ged Match "Kit" number as opposed to the GedMatch "ID" number and it seemed to work.

See what the experts think..........
in WikiTree Help by Sherry McDowell G2G2 (2.5k points)
retagged by Steve McCabe

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It is your gedmatch kit number, not your log-in id which is required here.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)
selected by Mindy Silva
Mindy, Thanks for the best answer star.
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Sherry,

I am by no means an expert.  It looks like you do have a GEDmatch Kit attached to your profile here at Wikitree.  

GEDmatch has a "regular" page of kits with DNA matches, and something called "Genesis" which takes kits from certain types of DNA test kits that use different chips. (I am reciting the words, but don't truly understand what I'm talking about.)  

Previously, the Genesis matches were only able to be compared with other matches that used the same chips or with kits of those who bothered to load their data into the Genesis part of the site.

GEDmatch is--I think--in the process of integrating the two groups into one group so that all of these kits can be compared together easily.  

I believe that your kit will (if it hasn't already) eventually be integrated into the main GEDmatch site.  It's possible that your test kit number will change, and maybe then you'll want to attach that new kit number to Wikitree.

But-- I am mainly "answering" so that it bumps your question back up in hopes that someone with more DNA background (or Genesis experience) will jump in and correct everything I have said that was incorrect, and get you some better answers.

Reba
by R. Greenup G2G6 Mach 6 (66.6k points)

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